Mark Entrekin- Biography
CEO, Director, Program Manager, Project Manager, Professional Speaker, Strategic Planner and Communication expert. Mark has been in management consulting since 1985. Before starting ECHENT, LLC in October 2000, Mark owned another computer consulting company but accepted a permanent position with MCI/WorldCom in 1995, after consulting with them for about 18 months, and sold his previous firm.
Since March 2002, and a major reorganization at MCI/WorldCom, Mark rebuilt his consulting career. He brings his 30 years of experience and his Masters Degree in Organizational Management together to help growing companies increase their bottom line and secure their competitive advantage.
His background in Organizational Development, Program/Project Management, Leadership, Strategic Planning, Team Building and Team Coordination assists all of ECHENTís clients with a definite Competitive Advantage! Mark is an innovative, pull-up the shirt sleeve Leader with extensive experience in meeting organizational goals by establishing a climate that creates desire, commitment and motivation to succeed.
Mark's personal mission is to live his life as completely, honestly and compassionately as possible with consistent doses of reality mixed with the imagination and dreams that all things are possible as long as he sets his mind to creating solutions through listening, understanding, planning and follow-through.
He also has unique and exciting insights in effective risk management, professional leadership and efficient process improvement resulting in measured successes.
Please contact Mark at your earliest opportunity to learn more about what he and Echent, LLC can do for you.
Organized and directed multiple companies and programs over remote locations.
Created communication processes for greater understanding in local programs and over great distances across the U.S.
Divided large programs into defined projects for better management, cost analysis and tracking
Create sales and marketing programs for his own companies as well as client companies in high tech applications
Trained employees on the true values to sales processing
Business and Professional Development
Managed employee diversification to strengthen the companies' bottom line.
Enhanced new employee growth through increased corporate communication.
Improve employee communication and effectiveness through Process Improvement Teams.
Masters Degree, Organizational Management, University of Phoenix, Colorado Springs 1999
Bachelors Degree, Business Information Systems, University of Phoenix, Colorado Springs 1997
Studies in Computer Science, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, 1977 - 1980
Professional Leadership and Affiliations
Steering Committee member of the Pikes Peak Regional Transportation Authority, 2004
Chair, Pikes Peak Regional Transportation Authority Citizen's Advisory Committee, 2005
Vice-Chair, El Paso County Highway and Traffic Commission, 1999 - 2006
Collegiate Advisor - DeVry University, Colorado Springs, 1999 - 2006
Adjunct Instructor - DeVry University, Business and Technology Courses, Colorado Springs, 2003 - 2006
Commencement Speaker, DeVry University, 2003 Graduating Class
Project Management Institute, Denver Colorado through 2006
SQuAD (Software Quality Association Denver) through 2006
Colorado Coordinator, The Best Parent is Both Parents, 1981 - 2006